A MUM has revealed that she’s staying up all night because her baby is nocturnal and she refuses to force him to sleep at night.
Mum and influencer Alice Bender, 22, from Arizona, has gone viral several times for her unique parenting style: she has said she thinks baby formula should be illegal, she refuses to put sunscreen on her baby, and she lets her child eat sand.
And Alice has once again ruffled feathers after admitting that she refuses to create a sleep schedule for her son Fern.
Speaking in a recent video, Alice explains: “Instead of forcing him to follow my sleep schedule, I go along with his.
“He used to sleep at night but lately it’s been during the day and that’s fine.
“It’s not possible to force someone who doesn’t want to sleep to sleep.”
Her video attracted plenty of opinions from fellow parents, many of whom urged her to settle into a routine.
Commenting one wrote: “A night time sleep routine/ schedule helps babies learn how to regulate sleep which is essential for development.”
“What are you going to do when they go to school?” questioned another, while a third wrote, “This is abuse.”
However, some stepped out in defence of the mum.
One wrote: "Baby looks healthy and happy and clean."
"Mums have the rights to make their own parenting choices," said another, while a third added, "As long as your baby is getting the amount of sleep he needs that's all that matters."